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Stronger cyber resilience culture needed to combat the digital threat

News   •   Jun 27, 2017 10:41 BST

With phishing and social engineering maintaining their position as the top driver of cyber disruptions, there is a need for a stronger cyber resilience culture across organizations, and a focus on the human aspects of the threat. This is one of the key findings of the ​Cyber Resilience Report, published today by the ​Business Continuity Institute.

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Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 08:30 BST

There is considerable room for improvement in both public and private schemes that could help encourage risk reduction behaviours and reduce losses in future disasters, according to a study conducted across Austria, England and Romania. The study provides a detailed look at different public and private incentives for risk reduction and their association with actual risk reduction behaviour.

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Shortlist announced for the BCI Americas Awards

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 16:57 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Americas Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at DRJ's Fall World in Phoenix, Arizona on the 19th September.

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Two in three bosses at the UK's biggest businesses not trained to deal with a cyber attack

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 15:03 BST

The UK's top firms and charities urgently need to do more to protect themselves from online threats, with 1 in 10 FTSE 350 companies operating without a response plan for a cyber incident, and only 6% of businesses completely prepared for new data protection rules, according to the UK Government's ​FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check.

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Have your say on the review of ISO 22301:2012 and ISO 22313:2012

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 11:41 BST

ISO standards are reviewed every five years to ensure they are kept up-to-date and relevant to the needs of users, and the time has come for business continuity management to be put under the spotlight and examined as to whether any revisions or amendments are required.

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Total eclipse could cost US employers $694 million

News   •   Aug 21, 2017 09:12 BST

​For the first time since 1979, the United States will have a front row seat to a total solar eclipse stretching 70 miles wide and following a path from Oregon to South Carolina. While this is a hotly anticipated event that is generating plenty of excitement among prospective viewers, much to many employers’ dismay, it is taking place right in the middle of the Monday workday.

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Hackers target retail industry as cyber attacks double in just one year

News   •   Aug 18, 2017 16:46 BST

The risk of a data breach is increasing in the retail industry as retailers accumulate more and more personal information on their customers as part of their ‘Big Data’ initiatives. As such, the number of retail businesses reporting data breaches to the Information Commissioner's Office has doubled in just one year, jumping from 19 in 2015/16 to 38 in 2016/17, says law firm, RPC.

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Extreme weather events could affect two in three Europeans every year by 2100

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 13:55 BST

By 2100, two in three people living in Europe may be affected by weather-related disasters, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary H​ealth which sheds light on the expected burden of climate change on societies across Europe.

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Shortlist announced for the BCI Africa Awards

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 10:00 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Africa Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at a ceremony at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Johannesburg on the 12th September.

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Controlling the Irish border after Brexit

Blog posts   •   Aug 16, 2017 15:25 BST

When the United Kingdom exits the European Union, the four freedoms that currently exist will be no more. The free movement of goods, services, capital and people will probably be gone, and more restrictions will be placed on their movements across borders. The free movement of people is the primary reason that many people voted to leave the European Union in the first place.

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About The Business Continuity Institute

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is a global membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity professionals

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for Business Continuity. Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide. The BCI offers a wide range of resources for business professionals concerned with raising levels of resilience within their organization or considering a career in business continuity.

With circa 8,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide, working in in an estimated 3,000 organizations in private, public and third sectors, the BCI truly is the world’s leading institute for business continuity.

The BCI stands for excellence in the business continuity profession and its Statutory grades provide assurance of technical and professional competency in BC.

The BCI Partnership, through corporate membership, offers organizations the opportunity to work with the BCI to promote best practice in business continuity and to raise their corporate profile in the global BC arena. The BCI Corporate Partnership currently has approximately 120 Partners worldwide.

The BCI seeks to promote and facilitate the adoption of good business continuity practice worldwide by:
 Raising standards in business continuity
 Undertaking industry research
 Driving thought leadership in business continuity
 Facilitating the sharing of best practice in business continuity
 Training and certifying BC professionals
 Raising the value of the BC profession
 Developing the business case for business continuity

www.thebci.org